I hoped to have new landscapes or seascapes to share by now but, while I've had weekly photography outings in the past month and a half, they have been solely to capture my son and his teammates on the Marblehead Magician's freshman football team. Those moments have been a lot of fun to capture but I've been looking for opportunities to shoot new scenes of this town as well. I'm hoping to capture some blossoms as early as this Wednesday so stay tuned... In the meantime, here is one of my few new images from the winter that wasn't normal [...]
On the last day of January, I drove across the causeway hoping for a nice sunset. As I drove I noticed icicles along the causeway and then a surprising amount of ice present on both sides of the Neck. I continued onto Castle Rock and got out to find an impressive amount of ice along the rock face above the high tide mark. I took a few photos from the grassy area and then made my way (carefully) down to the beach below. The sunset wasn't bringing the light I had hoped so I focused instead on the beach and [...]
I don't think this has ever happened before but there are three images in my top 10 all captured on the same day (though two outings). It's probably a testament to the fewer times I went out this year but also goes to show just how much the light can change in the span of a few hours. This is the second shot from August 19th (the first was #10 of boats in the harbor) and the third will be tomorrow's image (though I kept switching the positions of these and had a hard time deciding which I liked more). [...]
What a night! I went out initially at 4:15pm after a storm passed south of Marblehead and came away with only one favorite. When I spotted another storm on the radar, I hesitated and debated if it was worth heading out once more and am very glad I did. I started off at Riverhead and along the causeway where I found a very dramatic and dark sky over Marblehead Harbor. I shot toward the harbor, across the causeway and towards Tinkers before the rain caught up with me and I had to hunker in the car. A quick check of [...]
Here we go again - this time all the way back to September 8, 2012 for this image of receding waves forming white lines along the shores of Castle Rock. As was the case on Monday and Tuesday, I have never been happy with this image - the white lines were never prominent as the focal point and the surf bathed in sunlight was too bright and stole focus. Again, I hit the 'reset' button and started over with end result finally matching what I had hoped. The white lines are my favorite part of the shot but the golden [...]
In mid-July, I headed out to the Neck as lightning struck to the north and south of Marblehead. I missed a few bolts and was waiting for the two cells to come together when the light changed and the grass seemed to glow. I decided to take a break from chasing storms at Castle Rock and enjoy the peaceful quiet of this view.
Last Wednesday, I headed out a little before 5pm to chase lightning storms offshore. There were two storms to our north and south at the time and I had decided to start at Castle Rock in the hopes of capturing a bolt of lightning. I spotted a few flashes of light as I walked to the large granite formation and set up only to find the storm rapidly disappearing. In its wake, I was left with an even more interesting scene with a dramatic sky overhead serving as a nice counter to the calm water of the Atlantic ocean. I [...]
Did anyone look out their window tonight and the absolutely crazy light in the sky??? I spotted something other than drab grey skies from my home office window and quickly ran out with gear in hand. I ended up on Harvard Street where I captured a few nice images of the sunset and an interesting formation of light and clouds. As that light petered out, I turned towards the car and saw this crazy bright pink-purple sky overhead. I made a beeline for Castle Rock and arrived just in time to capture this image. I did not play with colors [...]
Tomorrow marks the 8 year anniversary of Wednesdays in Marblehead and I thought I would look in the 'to be posted' folder for the oldest image waiting to see the light of day. This shot was captured on June 11, 2008 (just over one month after we moved to Marblehead). I spent two years exploring Marblehead with my camera before deciding to start a blog and share these images with the world. Every year I look back and reflect on the journey that these images and this town have carried me on. More to come tomorrow...
If you read yesterday's caption to go along with the image of Castle Rock (captured back in February 2017), it wouldn't surprise you that I made a beeline for this place when clouds formed a little after 1pm. I hadn't shot a single frame at Castle Rock and had only just came to that realization. At the same time, I had been rethinking my approach to aerial images. With that in mind, I arrived at Castle Rock only to find the clouds less impressive than I had hoped. I had brought my camera as well as the drone but opted [...]